Super Bowl Sunday is like Christmas to football fans, and it's officially upon us. This Sunday, Super Bowl XLVI will pit the New England Patriots against the New York Giants in Indianapolis. 

What could be more classic football fare than chili? With this in mind, we asked local legend Jenny Levison of Souper Jenny and Cafe Jonah to share the recipe for her famous Dad's Turkey Chili. She graciously agreed, and we've included it below (with a vegetarian option at the end). 

If you decide that you'd rather let someone else do the cooking for "Souper" Bowl Sunday, you can take out quarts of the chili, spinach and artichoke dip, seven layer dip , cornbread and more. To pre-order, call 404.237.7687 and or email souperjennys@aol.com. Go team! 
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My Dad’s Turkey Chili 
(serves 8-10)

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 large red onion, peeled & chopped
1 red pepper, cleaned  & chopped
1 green pepper, cleaned & chopped
1 yellow pepper, cleaned & chopped
2 pounds lean ground turkey
2 tablespoons of your favorite dark chili powder
½ cup dark brown sugar
2 28-ounce cans chopped tomatoes
1 16 oz can each of the following:
            White beans, drained and rinsed
            Black beans, drained and rinsed
            Dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
            Chili beans, not drained
Salt & pepper
Hot sauce

METHOD: 
Heat a heavy duty stock pot and add olive oil. Saute onions and peppers for about 5 minutes or until soft. Add ground turkey and cook thoroughly, adding a little salt and pepper. Add chili powder, brown sugar and tomatoes and simmer for about 15 minutes. Add all beans and heat slowly for another 15 minutes. Add hot sauce and salt and pepper to taste.

VEGETARIAN ALTERNATIVE (quantities based upon recipe as stated above)
Replace the ground turkey with 2 cups of diced zucchini, 2 cups of diced squash and 2 cups kale, cleaned from the rib and shredded. At the point where you would add ground turkey, add the extra vegetables and cook six or seven minutes. Proceed with the rest of recipe!Heat a heavy duty stock pot and add olive oil. Saute onions and peppers for about 5 minutes or until soft. Add ground turkey and cook thoroughly, adding a little salt and pepper. Add chili powder, brown sugar and tomatoes and simmer for about 15 minutes. Add all beans and heat slowly for another 15 minutes. Add haut sauce and salt and pepper to taste.


Photo courtesy Our Labor of Love.